Gardaí in Kildare are this week renewing their appeal for information in relation to Deirdre Jacob who has been missing for 21 years.

Deirdre was last seen on Tuesday 28th July, 1998 crossing the road towards the entrance to her home at Roseberry, Newbridge, Co. Kildare at around 3pm.

She was eighteen years old at the time, 5’3” in height, slim build with grey/green eyes and dark chin length hair.

She was wearing a navy v neck t-shirt with white trim on collar and sleeves, navy or black straight jeans and blue Nike runners.

She was carrying a distinctive black satchel type bag with long shoulder straps and the word CAT in large yellow capital letters was printed on the front of the bag.

This bag has never been located and in addition to appealing for any information no matter how small Gardaí are interested in hearing from anyone who has ever found or noticed a bag similar to this.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Newbridge Garda Station at 045-431212, the Garda Confidential Line at 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.